58 Please remember to mention OVL when responding to adverts M ore owners than ever are experiencing problems with their new cars. Consumer magazine AutoExpress revealed that more than 14% of motorists polled reported an issue with their new car, up from 12% last year. There’s some good news as well – of the 75 cars surveyed, the Peugeot 3008 is the car that makes its owners happiest, with a remarkable 93% satisfaction score, beating last year’s winner the Skoda Superb.   One of those surveyed was Nikki Young, chair of Mutual Support, the armed forces’ multiple sclerosis charity. Nikki owns a Peugeot 3008 GT Line and she had nothing but praise for it, saying: “It’s just fantastic – the best car I’ve ever owned. I’ve covered 13,000 miles in six months, and it’s so smooth. The power is there when I want it, and the auto box is responsive.” What convinced her to go for the 3008 over rivals? “I looked at the Volkswagen Tiguan and Nissan Qashqai, but the 3008’s interior, powertrain and styling swayed me,” explained Nikki, from Yaxley, Suffolk, adding: “The driving position is cosseting, there are plenty of storage places and space in the rear is excellent.” It’s held up to daily life, too. “I was dubious about the fabric on the dash, but it’s been durable. Nothing has broken – and I’m good at snapping things!” Nikki said. “Plus, I return 55mpg, despite carrying a 95kg wheelchair and hoist in the boot.” Richard McCann McCann’s Motors Motors Winners and Losers in the Car Satisfaction Poll